Date: 30th April 2023 at 8:14pm
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Manchester City leapfrogged Arsenal into top spot in the Premier League table with a 2-1 victory over Fulham on Sunday. 

Erling Haaland put the visitors ahead at Craven Cottage with his 50th goal of the season across all competitions, before Vinicius Jr levelled things up.

Julian Alvarez then put City back ahead, and Pep Guardiola’s side held on to take all three points and move a point ahead of The Gunners, who had topped the table for the majority of the season so far.

Haaland has now equalled the record for the most Premier League goals in a season with 34, a feat only previously reached by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer in the 1990s.

Now, it appears that City are working hard to ensure the Norwegian stays put in Manchester.

As per Football Insider, City are preparing talks with the player over an extension to his current deal.

The striker penned a five-year-deal when he joined City from Borussia Dortmund last summer, but City are now intent on ensuring that he extends that deal.

Haaland netted his 50th goal of the season during City’s 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday

The report claims that the club will look to tie Haaland, 22, down to a new deal that will extend his current one by a further two years.

Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm during his first season in England, surpassing Mohamed Salah’s record 38-game Premier League tally of 32 with ease.

He has also netted 12 times in the Champions League, including a five-goal haul against german side RB Leipzig in the last 16.

The player’s initial contract included a release clause – set at £150 million – which was set to become active next summer, but it became inactive when manager Guardiola signed his own contract extension in November last year.

Champions League holders Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing Haaland in the next year or two, but it appears that City are doing everything in their power to ensure he remains at the Etihad for as long as possible.

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